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Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning present: Authors Live

Authors Live is a series of world class children’s authors and illustrator events funded by Creative Scotland brought directly to your classroom, library or home for free, live on the web.

If you would like to catch up with previous Authors Live events on demand then we have all of the events here for you to watch in the classroom, at home or anywhere you like. Each event has learning resources attached to it so that you can embed the event in the classroom. For a taste of what Authors Live events have to offer, take a look at our highlights reel.

To watch a video, click on either its image or title in the list below.

 

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All Authors (Alphabetical by Last Name)
David Almond Authors Live Event
Sarah Ardizzone reading from Alpha
Authors Live: Steve Backshall
Bessora speaking at Authors Live Event

David Almond
P6-S4

Sarah Ardizzone (with Bessora)
S3-6

Steve Backshall
P4-7

Bessora (with Sarah Ardizzone)
S3-6

Cerrie Burnell reading at Authors Live event
Catriona Lexy Campbell

Malorie Blackman
S1-4

Valerie Bloom (with Roger McGough)
P1-3

Cerrie Burnell
P2-6
Catriona Lexy Campbell (Gaelic Event)
Preschool-P3
Authors Live Storytelling Relay
Lauren Child at Authors Live event
Julian Clary and David Roberts
Steve Cole

Peter Chand (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Lauren Child
P4-7

Julian Clary (with David Roberts)
P4-7

Steve Cole
P4-7

Eoin Colfer
Tracey Corderoy at Authors Live event
Roald Dahl Day Authors Live Event
Nicola Davies holding an animal skull

Eoin Colfer
P5-S2

Tracey Corderoy (with Steven Lenton)
P1-3

Roald Dahl Day
P2-7

Nicola Davies
P4-7

Lari Don, Peter Chand and Mara Menzies

Juno Dawson
S1-6

Dizraeli (Poetry Slam)
S1-6

Lari Don (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson: Heroes and Villains
P1-4

Jonny Duddle
Polly Dunbar Authors Live Event
Etherington Brothers Authors Live Event
Matthew Fitt reading from a Roald Dahl book

Jonny Duddle
P1-3

Polly Dunbar
P3-7

The Etherington Brothers
P4-7

Matthew Fitt
P4-7
Debi Gliori at the Authors Live Illustration Slam
Piet Grobler at the Authors Live Illustration Slam
Authors Live with Lucy Hawking
Mairi Hedderwick - Authors Live

Debi Gliori (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Piet Grobler (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Lucy Hawking
P4-7

Mairi Hedderwick
P1-7

Charlie Higson - Authors Live
Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event
Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers

Charlie Higson
P6-S3

Anthony Horowitz
P5-S1
Chris Hoy (with Joanna Nadin)
P2-S1

Oliver Jeffers
Preschool-P3

Authors Live with Jon Klassen
Steven Lenton at Authors Live event
Liz Lochhead Authors Live Event

Jackie Kay
S1-6

Jon Klassen
P4-7
Steven Lenton (with Tracey Corderoy)
P1-3
Liz Lochhead
P6-S4
Poetry Slam Event
James Mayhew Authors Live Event
Roger McGough and Valerie Bloom
Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Paul Lyalls (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
 James Mayhew
P2-6
Roger McGough (with Valerie Bloom)
P1-3
Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)
P3-6
David Melling
Mara Menzies at the Authors Live Storytelling Relay
Michael Morpurgo Authors Live Event
Poetry Slam Event
David Melling
P1-3
Mara Menzies (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7
Michael Morpurgo
P3-S1
Elspeth Murray (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event
Liz Pichon
Poskitt Authors Live Event
Joanna Nadin (with Chris Hoy)
P2-S1
Patrick Ness
S1-4
Liz Pichon
P4-7

Kjartan Poskitt
P5-S2

Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Chris Riddell signing a book with a young girl
David Roberts illustrates during Authors Live
Tony Robinson Authors Live Event
Philip Reeve (with Sarah McIntyre)
P3-6
Chris Riddell Authors Live
Illustration Slam

P4-7
David Roberts (with Julian Clary)
P4-7
Tony Robinson
P3-7
Michael Rosen Authors Live Event
Marcus Sedgwick
Darren Shan
Nick Sharratt

Michael Rosen
P2-6
S1-3

Marcus Sedgwick
S1-6
Darren Shan
S1-6
Nick Sharratt
P4-7
Francesca Simon Authors Live Event
Andy Stanton Authors Live Event
Play now: Chae Strathie
Ed Vere
Francesca Simon
P1-7
Andy Stanton
P3-S5
Chae Strathie
Preschool-P3
Ed Vere
Preschool-P2
Danny Wallace Authors Live
David Walliams Authors Live Event
Jacqueline Wilson Authors Live Event
 
Danny Wallace
P4-7
David Walliams
P4-S2
Jacqueline Wilson
P5-S2
 

 

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Themes
Action/Adventure Children's Laureate Creative Writing Funny
Gaelic Illustration Non-fiction Poetry
Reluctant Readers Scary Scots Sport
Storytelling      

 

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Age Range
Early Years P1-3 P4-7 Secondary

 

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